Our monthly box of intriguing scientific items
We search the planet for the most interesting forms of matter and send them to thousands of curious humans around the world each month.
Want more conversation pieces in your life? Start building your collection of scientific specimens, artifacts, tools, & curiosities.
Real science, no fluff
Everything in a Matter box will have some interesting scientific property. No t-shirts, plushes, or plastic figures with big heads here.
Don't just look smart, be smart
We include informational cards to explain the scientific value of the items you receive and provide a starting point for your own research.
1 box, 1 tree
We're proudly carbon neutral. We plant a tree for every order placed and send you details about it, and all packaging materials are either reusable, recyclable, or compostable.
NEW MONTH, NEW STUFF
We ship all new boxes in the first week of each month. You'll receive our newest items before they are even available in our store.
By subscribing today, you're claiming a box in next month's limited batch.
When you get your box, take a moment to learn the significance of these items in the universe.
Spread your newfound knowledge to your fellow humans and encourage them to do the same.
some PREVIOUSLY featured items
We've shipped tens of thousands of boxes and counting, making Matter is one of the most popular science-themed subscription boxes, and the only box that features real scientific artifacts, fossils, and specimens. Here are a few of the hundreds of items we've featured.
LUNAR DUST SIMULANT
We work with several labs that create cutting-edge materials for scientific research. One such material was this soil that was engineered to be chemically and physically identical to the surface dust of the moon.
GOLDEN RATIO (ϕ) CALIPER
Our laboratory equipment manufacturers provide us with many specialized tools that can be hard to find. Since scientific research demands high precision, you know you're only getting the absolute top-quality research and measurement tools.
Through our network of collectors, we've been able to include many collectible natural specimens in Matter, such as fossils and meteorites, all of which are verified and identified by trusted experts.
These meteorites were likely formed in the early solar system and crashed into earth around 4,500 years ago.
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
Our scientific artifacts may be our favorite items. These items highlight the extremes of human achievement in various fields, such as this piece of the original cable of the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the most immense engineering projects of all time.